Saw my midwife today. She's a bit fauge and not very reassuring. Told me the head was engaged and that was a 'unusual' at this stage in a second pregnancy. Wasn't until I got home a looked at my notes when I noticed she had written that I was 4/5ths engaged.
Anyone gone to full term while being this engaged before? Just wondered.
My baby was 1/5 engaged 6 weeks before my due date (2nd baby). I was also told this is very unusual for a 2nd baby. But he didn't arrive until 5 days before my due date. It was very uncomfortable. I looked at my notes from DS1s birth and the head wasn't 1/5 engaged until I was 10cm dilated!
My first was 3/5 engaged at 33 weeks, and 4/5 by 35 weeks - he was still induced at 42 weeks! Like you, I thought he'd be early, and walking around for 9 weeks with a head between my legs was soooo uncomfortable. You may be lucky, though - the things is that you can never tell with babies.
(4/5 engaged means that 4/5 of the head is down in your pelvis.
4/5 palpable means that the midwife can feel 4/5 of the baby's head above your pelvis, so only 1/5 is engaged).
Sorry, I know this is an old thread but I'm confused about being engaged. I saw my MW on Monday and I asked if the baby had engaged (I'm 35 weeks) because I've been getting a sharp pain which feels like something pressing down on my cervix. She said the baby wasn't engaged. But when I looked at the notes I noticed she'd written 4/5. Doesn't that mean that it's a bit engaged ?
Sorry if I'm being dense!